Grocery Outlet – Quick, Easy & Affordable Meals + Enter To Win A $25 Gift Card (2 Winners)!!

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I stopped by my local Grocery Outlet in Kent, this weekend to pick up some items I can use to make some quick, easy and affordable meals to whip up as we start back in to our school schedules. There is also a $5/$25 printable coupon you can use this week to save even more!

Here is one affordable meal I grabbed at Grocery Outlet this week:

quick dinner ideas

Southwestern Chicken – cost: $6.17 to make a large crockpot meal to feed 5

You can find this recipe here if you are interested in making it. Here is how you can make a crockpot full of this Southwestern chicken for just over $6:

Use 1/2 bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breast – $2.50 (the bag was $4.99 total in freezer section)

(can substitute 1/2 bag of Pride chicken thighs for much less. They have skin on, but these cost you $2.99 for the bag, so just $1.50 for this recipe)

1 can black beans $.50 (I found Pennys organic black beans for $.99 if you would rather)
1 can whole kernel corn for $.50
1 can Campbells cream of chicken soup $.89
1 jar salsa $1.29

You can also serve it over a bed of rice, and get a 2 lb bag of long grain rice for just over $1 too! 

I also made my usual stop into the cheese section and picked up more Creamy Havarti for just $1.49 and the Smoky Gouda (pictured at bottom of photo) for $3.09, and a big stick of summer sausage for $3.99! I grabbed a 1 lb container of organic strawberrys and will use these items for quick lunches to pack for my kids (they love cheese, crackers, fruit and yogurt kind of lunches).

Other deals I found:

Caravali Coffee for $4.99, as well as Coffee Mate Creamer for $1.99 for a 32 oz size (its chocolate mint from Christmas, but expiration date is not for another couple of months!).

And for mom, Crystal Light packs for just $.99 a box!

…and much more!!

Giveaway – Two Winners of A $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Cards!

We have also teamed up with Grocery Outlet to provide two of you with a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card, so you can head to your local store and see how far you can make it stretch!

This giveaway will end on Tues. 9/3  at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Comment below letting us know what your favorite thing about shopping at Grocery Outlet is!

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to one of the Thrifty NW Mom’s emails (must be verified)

3) Leave a comment here saying you shared this giveaway with someone else (let us know how – via Twitter, Facebook, etc)

4) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Grocery Outlet  Facebook page.

Disclosure: Grocery Outlet is providing the gift cards that will be given to two Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen, and provided us one to shop with and find deals to share with you all.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. My favorite thing about Grocery Outlet is buying cheese and yogurt there. The best deals!!

  2. My favorite thing about Grocery Outlet is finding great deals on organic snacks for my daughter!

  3. Love the prices and that laundry soap is a great price. Just got a big thing of gain for $10.

  4. I love that I can shop for a family of four and not break the bank plus I can always buy sweet cheap eyelashes for myself and other beauty products.

  5. The savings on specialty cheeses and meats for parties is my favorite, but savings on everyday staples are awesome too.

  6. My favorite thing about shopping The Grocery Outlet is the great deals I get on snacks for the kiddies!

  7. I like shopping at Grocery Outlet first of all for its convenient location. I can walk with my 8 month son and pick up items for dinner for a reasonable price and get my daily amount of exercise :) We watched our new store being built and were so excited when it finally opened. I also like that it is a one stop shop! Everything I need in one store for a reasonable price and in addition they offer great deals :D

  8. I love the savings and never knowing exactly what “treasures” you will find at Grocery Outlet.

  9. my favorite thing about shopping grocery outlet is finding products not normally available in my area, especially organic or higher end brands, at prices less than the store brand at the regular chain grocer next door!

  10. Besides the great savings on a few regular kitchen staples, I love finding any organic healthy snacks for my family at Grocery Outlet!

  11. My favorite thing about shopping at Grocery Outlet is that I can always find a great deal on cheese and juice! I like finding a big gallon jug of juice for just 99 cents!

  12. I love checking grocery outlet for fun items to include in my grade schoolers lunch box :-)

  13. My favorite thing is that it’s only 2 blocks from my house. But besides that, I love it for last minute dinner ideas.

  14. My favorite thing about Grocery Outlet is their low prices on canned and frozen food!!

  15. I always hit up grocery outlet for treats – popsicles, frozen waffles, things I can buy with a spare few dollars that’ll make me smile.

  16. My favorite thing about shopping at the Grocery Outlet is finding deals on organic items I usually couldn’t afford.

  17. I love the ripe produce deals! They are usually ready to be eaten right away, and half the cost of other stores, which is perfect for us!

  18. I love the prices on baking goods and dry beans, plus it has the lowest price on eggs in town!

  19. I love checking out what flavor of tea bags they have and I always check out their cheese selection!

  20. I love those really great unexpected deals at Grocery Outlet. A few weeks ago I bought an area rug for my dining room for only $15!

  21. I love that I can afford to buy the gourmet foods, wines, and spices I love on my teachers salary.

  22. I’ve been a loyal grocery outlet customer since 1998, and love shopping there. This would help my daughter and I a lot

  23. I love Grocery Outlets price on everything, from organic food to body wash and face soap, to produce and crackers they beat out the other grocery stores by a mile!
    I spent 109.18 and saved 108.23 today! Whoo hoo!!!

  24. I have never actually shopped there before but have always wanted to. The closest one is thirty minutes away and I keep meaning to stop in when I a out that way.

  25. I love G.O. It’s my go to store for cheese, lunch meat, and occasionally I find gems in the frozen food.

  26. I like shopping there because of all the great bargains — plus, I can find stuff there that I can’t find elsewhere! Never know what I’ll run across!

  27. We only discovered Grocery Outlet about 6 – 8 months ago. I love finding organic meats on clearance prices there.

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